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Media Life: 2016 Awards honor year of Auburncentricities

The Media Life “Lifey Awards,” presented each year for outstanding achievement in a column snippet, took on even more prestige this past year. A life-sized replica of ...

Miniature world makes Auburn woman’s Christmas joyous

Imagine a world in miniature that bustles with activity, glistens with a nostalgic glow and lights up with Christmas spirit at the touch of a switch. Every year, Auburn’s Ma ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...

Local woodworker makes, donates toys

Edging into his 71st year, Bruce Hall is like Loomis’ Santa Claus. In Bruce Hall’s home wood-working shop, the air smells of pine shavings and machine oil. On Dec. ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Del Oro and Camarillo play in Friday’s big game

Del Oro’s Golden Eagles have qualified for their second CIF State Bowl Championship    Game in the past three seasons. Del Oro will meet Camarillo at 4 p ...

Loomis community raises more than $2 million to fund new aquatic center and softball stadium at Del Oro High School

The historic groundbreaking of the new Del Oro Aquatic Center was held on Dec. 1. Appropriately, that day was recognized as “Giving Tuesday,” since this event was ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

More than $8,000 raised Dec. 3 for Christmas basket program

 The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, Loomis businesses and residents raised more than $8,000 for the Loomis Basin Christmas Basket Program. Many businesses also donated food ...

Placer County Pearl Harbor survivor, 95, recalls attack

The birthday in December is important. It’s Dec. 12 and Weimar’s Joe Mariani will turn 96. What’s his secret? “Maybe I got pickled in the Navy from drink ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Looking Back Column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Dec. 8, 2005      Services were held for James Chestine DeVilliers, 88, a World War II ...

Sunday's MandaRun

Employees of the Placer Hills Union School District teamed up to run in Sunday's Manda Run in Loomis. The running group is part of the school ...